03 Jan 5 ideas to create an amazing 2015
by Leo Babauta from Zen Habits
With every new year, comes renewed optimism.
And while I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions that you’re just going to toss aside when things get busy, I am a fan of creating new habits.
This year, I’m offering to help you create 12 new habits for 2015. They’re some of the most important habits you can create, and with the principles I’ve been honing on myself and thousands of members of my Sea Change Program, I can help you make those habits stick.
There isn’t any magic involved — you have to do the hard work. But if you’re committed to gradual change, you can change your habits completely over time.
If you’re ready for an awesome 2015, here are some ideas to help you get there.
Ideas for an Awesome 2015
If you follow these ideas for the next year, I think you’ll create something truly amazing:
Create habits, not goals or resolutions. Resolutions are like wishful thinking, that fade away inevitably as the year’s newness wears off. Goals are great, but it’s hard to juggle 5-10 new goals when you have a lot of other things always going on. Instead, focus on one new habit at a time, and give it your full attention, until it becomes automatic. Then do another new habit. After a year, you could have 12 new habits, and you’ll be a lot closer to any goals you might have wanted to reach.
Be all in. Most people fail at their resolutions because they write them down, start taking action, and then let themselves quit when things get hard. But what if you committed to doing the habit of meditation in January, or you’d have to give up your favorite food for a year? What if you had to pay $10,000 if you missed two straight days of meditation? Would you stick to the habit then? Of course you would — because you’d be fully committed. Find a way to be all in, and you’ll make your habits stick…
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